Plans are underway in Lagos for a peaceful protest this weekend with the #OccupyLekkiTollGate

The tollgate has not been in operation since October 20 when armed soldiers opened fire at peaceful protesters gathered at the toll plaza.

Nigerians took to social media to state plans on another protest to express their displeasure over the decision of the Lagos State Judicial Panel to allow Lekki Concession Company to reopen the Lekki tollgate.

The panel of inquiry set up to look at the Lekki shooting incident on Saturday approved the reopening of the tollgate, amidst protests, following a prayer by LCC counsel that its order will allow the company to repair all damages done.

While five members of the nine-man panel led by Doris Okuwobi voted in support of the reopening of the tollgate, four persons rejected.

The dissent notwithstanding, the panel returned the control of the tollgate to LCC. The dissenters, among other complaints, said the report of the forensic examination on the incident that took play is yet to be disclosed.

Following this decision, some Nigerians have planned a protest at the tollgate. The protest is fixed for Saturday, February 13, 2021, from 7 a.m.

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